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10 Best Tours in Ninh Binh 2023

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With a two-hour drive from Hanoi, you can enjoy a one-day trip to Ninh Binh, which possesses many attractive travel destinations including:

  • Tam Coc: Also known as "Ha Long Bay on land", Tam Coc is the main tourist destination in Ninh Binh. You can take a boat tour along the waterways through a series of limestone caves.
  • Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel: This is the ancient capital city of the Dinh and Le dynasties one thousand years ago.
  • Mua Cave: Considered a miniature Great Wall of Vietnam, Mua Cave boasts awesome scenery from the peak mountain.
  • Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex: As the less touristic version of Tam Coc, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is perfect to take a boat trip around
  • Bai Dinh Pagoda: This is Southeast Asia’s largest pagoda which makes you immerse in the Buddhism culture in Vietnam.
  • Cuc Phuong National Park: The oldest national park which possesses impressive mountains is an ideal place for biking, hiking as well as learning about the wild animals and plants.

When doing the Ninh Binh boat tour you will consider Tam Coc or Trang An. Trang An is the best option now because of its beautiful scenery. You can opt for one of three boat trip routes available in Trang An Ecological Park below:

  • The 1st route will take you around 3.5 hours to visit a large number of limestone caves, nine in total. (If you are into cave experiences and feel comfortable with long hours in the rowboat, this route may be a good choice for you)
  • The 2nd route takes shorter time and fewer destinations than the 1st route. But the highlight is the chance to immerse in a real-life ancient world while visiting the “Kong: Skull Island” film set site. ( If you are a King Kong fan, Route 2 is a good option for you ) *Lam Cave - Vang Cave - Thanh Truot Cave - Dai Cave*
  • The last option will be for a relaxing purpose. Route 3 has the least of the destination and shortest time to spend. So you will have quick information about Trang An. (This may be the best Route for your photographers, you have more time to take photos, sightseeing.) *Dot Cave (also known as May Cave) - Van Cave - Dai Cave*

Ninh Binh is a famous ecotourism destination in Northern Vietnam, with its wild and interesting beauty, which is attracting a lot of domestic and foreign tourists. We are pleased to give you the best ecotourism in Ninh Binh: Trang An Ecotourism Complex, Vanlong nature Reserve, Tam Coc Caves, and Thung Nang area.

For the Ninh Binh day trip, you can choose to visit 2 - 3 popular attractions: Hoa Lu - Tam Coc, Hoa Lu- Trang An, Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Mua Cave. Tam Coc and Trang An are both almost the same in terms of scenery and activity so you should do one or the other but not both. They both involve an hour or 2-hour boat trip along the river and are fairly close together. 

It will depend on how much time and budget you are willing to spend in Ninh Binh. If you only have a short compass of time to spend or you just want to get the highlight of this, you can choose for a day tour. Besides, if you have more time and are willing to stay overnight in Ninh Binh, why do not try the two-day – one-night trip?

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Ninh Binh Tours Reviews

Very good 31 reviews
Terrible - Ms.Heidi Hamilton
Ninh Binh: Hoa Lu - Tam Coc Full day Deluxe Small Group from Hanoi | 12/02/2023

It was very crowded with many boats and 100's of people on the river. The scenery was pretty but the crowds really took away any feeling of beauty or serenity. The tour bus was 1/2 hour late pickjng us up and their was alot of standing around as we went from one place to another. Communication was not… More

Excellent - Weiyin Wu
Ninh Binh: Hoa Lu - Tam Coc Full day Deluxe Small Group from Hanoi | 30/12/2022
Thank all of you very much !!!

Traveling to Halong Bay with Best price travel was indeed a great experience. The luxury, range and quality of food, English speaking witty and friendly guide, punctuality everything was at its best. We were visibly among the best cruises on the sea. The exclusivity of the trip forced us to book our… More

Excellent - Ms.Claudia Possiel
Ninh Binh: Hoa Lu – Trang An Full Day Private Tour from Hanoi | 11/11/2022

Thang in Ninh Binh was also an excellent English speaker. He was willing to change our itinerary for us, which was a plus.and took us on a nature walk instead of the second boat trip. We loved that part, since we all have an interest in it.He also advised us to take route 1 on the boat trip, because… More

Excellent - Ms.Natasha walker
Ninh Binh: Hoa Lu – Trang An Full Day Private Tour from Hanoi | 21/10/2022

Rosie organized a two-day private excursion to Mai Chau, a group tour to Ninh Binh, and a private motorcycle around Hanoi for us. She organized and responded quickly. Our experience was excellent.

Excellent - Mr.Marco Bartoli
Ninh Binh: Hoa Lu - Tam Coc Full day Deluxe Small Group from Hanoi | 30/09/2022
Great trip

Everything was great.
As I wrote you over wapp only negative experience was the drive between Ha Long and Ninh Binh.
The driver was always on the phone driving recklessly. A mother of 2 children on board complained with him asking him to focus on driving but he kept using his phone.
Even posting on FB while driving.

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Hello, we found your website while searching for a transfer from ninh binh to cat ba or halong bay. Do you offer something like that or are you only available for tours in ninh binh? Best wishes


Yes we do offer bus to Halong bay or private transfer to binh Binh. We also have many option tours for you, which one are you looking for?

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My plan in Hanoi: Mon 21 Oct go for a day trip @ Halong bay. Night to stay at Ngoc Ahn Hotel in Ninh Binh. Will the hotel arrange to pick me from Halong Bay to Ninh Binh? Tue 22 Oct go for a day tour in Ninh Binh - Golden Rice field and river cruise to see cliff,... Night can send me back to Old Quarter? Stay one night in Old Quarter. Next day depart to airport.
Hi Thank you so much for your question For your case, kindly please check this tour: https://www.bestpricevn.com/Tour_Hoa-Lu-Tam-Coc-2-Days-From-Halong-Bay.html? We can pick-up from Halong, then tour in Ninh Binh, drop you off at Hanoi Old Quarter after the tour Cheers
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